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FRA conference to address trespass, right-of-way fatality prevention


The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host its annual workshop on best practices for right-of-way fatality and trespass prevention Aug. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C.

The conference agenda will address community outreach and education; enforcement; design, technology and infrastructure; intention acts/deaths; and pedestrian safety.

Accidents at grade crossings and trespassing account for 94 percent of all railroad fatalities, according to the FRA.

"This conference will attract a diversity of stakeholders together to explore ways to tackle one of the most difficult safety challenges facing the rail industry," said Acting FRA Administrator Sarah Feinberg in a press release. "Working together with industry, law enforcement, first responders, state and local officials, and the public are the only way we will continue to drive continuous safety improvement and save lives."

Workshop registration is available via this link.

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